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Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will teach parents how to properly install a child’s car seat. The event is open to the community at no cost. Events will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, in Corpus Christi and Weslaco.
In Corpus Christi, the event will be held at Driscoll Children’s Health Business Center, 4525 Ayers St., 9-11 a.m., as a partnership between Driscoll Health Plan, the Driscoll Injury Prevention Program and the Texas Department of Transportation. Child must be present. Masks will be provided and social distancing will be practiced. For more information, contact Karen Beard, Injury Prevention Training Coordinator, at 361-779-5817.
In Weslaco, it will be held at the Texas Department of Public Safety Driver License Building, 2525 N. International Blvd., 9 a.m.-noon, as a partnership between Driscoll Health Plan, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Department of Transportation. Child must be present. Face masks are recommended. Contact Delia Garza, Community Outreach Representative, 956-225-8341, for more information.
Technicians will be available to instruct adults how to choose the best car seat for a child’s age and size, how to correctly install the seat in their vehicle and how to use that seat correctly every time. They also will discuss the importance of registering car seats in case of a recall and will be checking expiration dates.
Texas law requires all children younger than 8 years old, unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches, to be properly restrained in a child safety seat.
Four out of five car seats are incorrectly installed. It is recommended that children remain rear-facing until reaching the maximum height and weight limit of the child safety seat.